Mexican-American college students completed a questionnaire about their perceptions of occupational barriers. Participants cited barriers associated with study skills, financial needs, and employment-related competition as most problematic in their pursuit of educational goals and career aspirations. Results also revealed a significant, negative relationship between the number of occupational barriers perceived by participants and their sense of control over the career decision-making process. Implications of the results are discussed, and methods for integrating Mexican-American clients' perceptions of occupational barriers into the career counseling process are presented.

Darrell Anthony Luzzo & Amanda Jenkins-Smith (1996) Perceived Occupational Barriers Among Mexican-American College Students, TCA Journal, 24:1, 1-8, DOI: 10.1080/15564223.1996.12034467